Mobility

Face ID Could Come To Apple Watch Series 4

Face ID Could Come To Apple Watch Series 4

“Integrating a version of Face ID into the Apple Watch would allow the device to emulate features of the iPhone X, including revealing notifications and unlocking when the user looks at the device, and potentially even allowing for video calls.” Patent filings suggest Apple is exploring the idea of bringing its Face ID authentication system…

Humaniq Upgrades Biometric Security of Cryptocurrency App

Humaniq Upgrades Biometric Security of Cryptocurrency App

“Such security precautions are vital to an app like Humaniq. Launched toward the end of last year, the platform allows users to trade the company’s HMQ cryptocurrency…” Humaniq has upgraded the biometric security of its eponymous cryptocurrency app. Thanks to new ‘bioID’ settings, the app uses behavioral biometrics to assess patterns in user activity. If…

Will Android Devices Be Able to Implement a Face ID Competitor?

Will Android Devices Be Able to Implement a Face ID Competitor?

Apple’s Android competitors won’t be able to implement sophisticated facial recognition in their own devices until the latter half of next year, and are instead embracing in-display fingerprint scanning technology in the meantime, suggest new industry reports. Citing industry sources, DigiTimes asserts that Android device makers, which tend to target the middle of the smartphone…

Momentum Continues for FacePhi with Latest Contract

Momentum Continues for FacePhi with Latest Contract

“FacePhi’s solution is designed to leverage a standard smartphone camera to capture a user’s facial biometrics and match them against their identity documents.” FacePhi has sealed its 22nd contract, the company has announced, with a new client in Bancro Macro of Argentina. The bank has incorporated FacePhi’s biometric onboarding solution with the help of Compusistem,…

Huawei Honor 10’s Fingerprint Sensor is Powered by Precise Biometrics

Huawei Honor 10’s Fingerprint Sensor is Powered by Precise Biometrics

Precise Biometrics algorithm software is powering the fingerprint scanning capability of a new smartphone from Huawei. Unlike the Honor 9, which featured a Fingerprint Cards sensor, the new Honor 10 uses fingerprint sensor from Qualcomm. And unlike Huawei’s recently launched Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, the sensor is not embedded within the Honor 10’s display, but…

Toronto-based Goldmoney Picks Jumio For Onboarding

Toronto-based Goldmoney Picks Jumio For Onboarding

Another client is looking to take full advantage of Jumio‘s mobile biometric identity verification platform: Toronto-based Goldmoney. In the age of BitCoin mining, Goldmoney’s business revolves around the old-fashioned idea of investing in actual precious metals. But this is also the mobile age, and Goldmoney must adapt to trends in digitalization – and digital fraud…

Multiple Smartphones Launch With FPC Biometric Sensors at MWC

Multiple Smartphones Launch With FPC Biometric Sensors at MWC

In the wake of this week’s Mobile World Congress, Fingerprint Cards is reporting multiple new device launches featuring FPC fingerprint sensors. ZTE’s Blade V9 smartphone features an FPC1145 sensor model, while LG’s new K10 and K10+ smartphones feature the FPC1228. And Huawei, which had perhaps the strongest showing in MWC’s Glomo Awards, launched its M5…

TrulySecure Now Supports IR and 3D Image Data From Time-of-Flight Cameras

TrulySecure Now Supports IR and 3D Image Data From Time-of-Flight Cameras

“Sensory says it has already teamed up with Time-of-Flight sensor makers to develop devices that can put TrulySecure’s IR and 3D capabilities into action…” Sensory Inc.’s TrulySecure facial and voice recognition system can now support infrared and 3D image data from Time-of-Flight cameras. The new functionality means that TrulySecure can authenticate users with facial recognition…

Samsung Pass Integrates HYPR’s Decentralized Authentication Solution

Samsung Pass Integrates HYPR’s Decentralized Authentication Solution

HYPR‘s decentralized authentication solution will be incorporated into Samsung Pass as part of a larger partnership between the companies. First announced ahead of the ultimately recalled Note7 smartphone, Samsung Pass is Samsung’s bid to create a mobile master key for digital services including online banking. Now, with its integration of HYPR’s decentralized approach to biometric…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: GSMA’s David Pollington Talks Mobile Connect and Biometrics at MWC 2018

AUDIO INTERVIEW: GSMA’s David Pollington Talks Mobile Connect and Biometrics at MWC 2018

FindBiometrics is reporting live from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, where the future of mobility is in full view. Emerging 5G, automotive, drones, FinTech, and secure identity technologies are all being showcased at the event, painting a bright and prosperous mobile-powered tomorrow. Peter O’Neill, President of FindBiometrics, had a chance to speak with…

MWC 2018: ImageWare Showcases GoVerifyID with SAP and Fujitsu

MWC 2018: ImageWare Showcases GoVerifyID with SAP and Fujitsu

“In a statement announcing the joint showcases, ImageWare VP Robert Brown emphasized the breadth of potential enterprise applications of ImageWare’s biometric authentication solutions…” ImageWare is getting a little help from its friends in showcasing its GoVerifyID multimodal biometric authentication solution at this week’s Mobile World Congress. One of those friends is SAP, whose enterprise platform…

MWC 2018: Unlock Your Car With a Selfie Thanks To  IDEMIA and Omoove

MWC 2018: Unlock Your Car With a Selfie Thanks To IDEMIA and Omoove

IDEMIA and Omoove have developed a new smartphone-based system that lets users gain access to their car with a selfie. It’s a new feature of EasyOpen, a solution previously developed by the companies that is designed to create a virtual car key on a user’s smartphone. Now, users can establish the virtual key with an…

MWC 2018: Samsung Galaxy 9S Features Multimodal ‘Intelligent Scan’ Biometrics

MWC 2018: Samsung Galaxy 9S Features Multimodal ‘Intelligent Scan’ Biometrics

“A new user authentication system called Intelligent Scan combines improved facial recognition with the iris scanning technology pioneered by last year’s Galaxy and Note devices to allow for an even more secure…” Samsung’s latest Galaxy smartphone has been announced, and it’s pretty much what was expected: A better version of last year’s Galaxy S8, with…

MWC 2018: Egis Covers its Bases with In-Display Sensor, Facial Recognition Solutions

MWC 2018: Egis Covers its Bases with In-Display Sensor, Facial Recognition Solutions

Egis Technology is showcasing in-display fingerprint sensor technology at this week’s Mobile World Congress. The company is showing off a sensor designed for implementation under an OLED display, allowing end users to scan their fingers on the device display itself. It’s a timely follow-up to Egis’s showcase of under-glass fingerprint sensor technology at last year’s…

Is Mobile Facial Recognition Having its Touch ID Moment?

Is Mobile Facial Recognition Having its Touch ID Moment?

Apple’s been known to set the trends in consumer mobility, and no greater example is when Apple announced Touch ID in 2013. Following this announcement, a cascading roll out of smartphones around the globe with integrated fingerprint sensors ensued. So much so that fingerprint-based security is now considered standard issue on most devices. So what’s…

Samsung Smart Drone Patent Includes Face Biometrics

Samsung Smart Drone Patent Includes Face Biometrics

Samsung has won a patent for a smart drone. The square-shaped device features propellers extending from each corner, and a tablet-like display in its central chassis. As the patent outlines, the device is designed to detect the face, pupils, and hand gestures of a user, who can control it via gesture. The smart drone could…

Suprema Takes Aim at Next Gen Premium Smartphone Market with MWC Showcase

Suprema Takes Aim at Next Gen Premium Smartphone Market with MWC Showcase

Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, and Suprema will be there with exciting news biometric innovations. The Korean biomerics company announced that at next month’s’ Barcelona conference it will be showcasing new in-display fingerprint matching functionality on its BioSign 3.0 software as well as launching a new 3D facial recognition solution named LookSign.…

Collaboration Presents Opportunity for Humaniq to Improve Security For End Users in Africa

Collaboration Presents Opportunity for Humaniq to Improve Security For End Users in Africa

“Users in Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe are currently required to upload pictures of their faces to the Humaniq app for registration and authentication based on facial recognition, with behavioral biometrics also playing a role in authentication.” Humaniq has joined the Biometrics Institute, an international organization dedicated to the responsible use of biometrics. In…

Bitstamp Uses Onfido For Customer Onboarding

Bitstamp Uses Onfido For Customer Onboarding

Onfido’s biometric ID verification solution is now being used to onboard customers of Bitstamp, a major cryptocurrency exchange. The Onfido solution is designed to let clients confirm the identities of their end users via tablets or smartphones. The system combines facial recognition and document reading capabilities to biometrically confirm that users are who they say…

Smaller Smartphone Makers Break Biometric Expectations

Smaller Smartphone Makers Break Biometric Expectations

It’s always a busy time in the mobile sector in the weeks leading up to the annual Mobile World Congress, but last week a relatively unknown smartphone maker managed to make some news with its revelation that its next device will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. That could make the company, China-based Doogee, just the…

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